DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 1st June 2016 — Knowledge E, a leading provider of literature resources and software solutions for academia, today announced the appointment of Martin Jagerhorn as Chief Innovation Officer.
Martin brings with him many years of management experience in developing software products and has co-founded a number of IT-companies in the past, most notably Avedas AG that was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2013. Before joining Knowledge E, he headed the business unit for Research Information Management Systems at Thomson Reuters.
Knowledge E founder and CEO, Kamran Kardan said: “Martin brings with him a wealth of insight, knowledge and experience of working and developing start up companies which will hugely benefit Knowledge E’s efforts in enhancing its in-house products and services to a global audience.”
“I was drawn to Knowledge E because of its dedication to improve the conditions for research and education, especially in developing countries,” said Martin Jagerhorn. “I’m fundamentally convinced that education is the key to solving many of today’s main challenges, and I’m therefore very excited and much looking forward to contributing to Knowledge E’s already proven ability to bring key expertise and technology from different organisations together to jointly address these challenges. We will continue to do that in an even more open and collaborative way with a focus on the world’s most rapidly progressing regions.”
Martin holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, with a specialisation in Computer Science and Information Systems from Linkoping University in Sweden and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
About Knowledge E
Knowledge E was established in 2012 and has quickly become synonymous with collaboration, innovation and progression. Based in Dubai, UAE, at the centre of a region of vision and ambition, Knowledge E works passionately with all types of organisations and government entities within research and education to support their continued innovation and development by providing them with leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. This does for example include the KnE eLibrary Solution for research literature discovery and the KnE Publishing Platform for open access journal and conference proceedings publishing and indexing, along with associated research and publishing services for capacity building within academia.